I rent an apartment in a block of flats. Tenants are given an assigned car parking space in a basement-level parking lot, for which they also pay a monthly rent.
The landlord has written to us stating that the car parking space is permitted only for parking one’s private car. They went on to state that a set of spare tyres or a bicycle and/or bicycle trailer are "tolerated". Claiming fire and safety regulations, no other personal items may be stored.
As my cellar is full, I have placed some bulkier items i.e. an old pram and buggy in my otherwise redundant car parking space.
- The items are folded together and placed against the back wall
- 90% of the parking space area is still free.
- My items do not obstruct any access or fire escape route.
My understanding of the notice is that I am not permitted to do this. Why?
What is the reason for such a regulation? Obviously they wouldn't want tenants dumping a huge mountain of junk in their parking areas, but what risk does a pram constitute?
Can the landlord force me to remove my stuff from my own rented parking space?
Thanks for any insights into this situation.